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349 Famous Quotes by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

Fair Greece! and relic of departed worth! Immortal, though no more; though fallen great!

Greece Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto II, st. 73)

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The isles of Greece, the isles of Greece! Where burning Sappho loved and sung. Where grew the arts of war and peace,-- Where Delos rose, and Phoebus sprung! Eternal summer gilds them yet, But all, except their sun, is set.

Greece Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto III, st. 86)

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Such is the aspect of this shore; 'Tis Greece, but living Greece no more! So coldly sweet, so deadly fair, We start, for soul is wanting there.

Greece Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Giaour (l. 90)

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A mighty mass of brick, and smoke, and shipping, Dirty and dusty, but as wide as eye Could reach, with here and there a sail just skipping In sight, then lost amidst the forestry Of masts; a wilderness of steeples peeping On tiptoe through their sea-coal canopy; A huge, dun cupola, like a foolscap crown On a fool's head--and there is London Town.

London Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto X, st. 82)

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The castled crag of Drachenfels, Frowns o'er the wide and winding Rhine, Whose breast of waters broadly swells Between the banks which bear the vine, And hills all rich with blossom'd trees, And fields which promise corn and wine, And scatter'd cities crowning these, Whose far white walls along them shine.

Rhine river Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto III, st. 55)

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I stood in Venice, on the Bridge of Sighs; A palace and a prison on each hand; I saw from out the wave of her structure's rise As from the stroke of the enchanter's wand: A thousand years their cloudy wings expand Around me, and a dying Glory smiles O'er the far times, when many a subject land Look'd to the winged Lion's marble pines, Where Venice sate in state, throned on her hundred isles.

Venice Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 1)

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In Venice, Tass's echoes are no more, And silent rows the songless gondolier; Her palaces are crumbling to the shore, And music meets not always now the ear.

Venice Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 3)

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Venice once was dear, The pleasant place of all festivity, The revel of the earth, the masque of Italy.

Venice Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 3)

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Yet smelt roast meat, beheld a huge fire shine, And cooks in motion with their clean arms bared.

Cookery Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto V, st. 50)

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And nearer as they came, a genial savour Of certain stews, and roast-meats, and pilaus. Things which in hungry mortals' eyes find favour.

Cookery Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto V, st. 57)

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The best of remedies is a beefsteak Against sea-sickness; try it, sir, before You sneer, and I assure you this is true, For I have found it answer--so may you.

Sickness Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 13)

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I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial.

Sickness Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 13)

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Be thou the rainbow to the storms of life! The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, And tints to-morrow with prophetic ray!

Prophecy (prophesy) Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Bride of Abydos (canto II, st. 20)

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Of all the horrid, hideous notes of woe, Sadder than owl-songs or the midnight blast; Is that portentous phrase, "I told you so."

Prophecy (prophesy) Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto XIV, st. 50)

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That each pull'd different ways with many an oath, "Arcades ambo," id est--blackguards both.

Dissension Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto IV, st. 93)

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And Doubt and Discord step 'twixt thine and thee.

Dissension Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Prophecy of Dante (canto II, l. 140)

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Oh, Mirth and Innocence! Oh, Milk and Water! Ye happy mixture of more happy days!

Happiness Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Beppo (st. 80)

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. . . all who joy would win Must share it.--Happiness was born a twin.

Happiness Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto II, st. 172)

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There comes For ever something between us and what We deem our happiness.

Happiness Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Sardanapalus (act I, sc. 2)

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But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?

Happiness Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Sardanapalus (act I, sc. 2)

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Oh, who can tell, save he whose heart hath tried?

Experience Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Corsair (canto I, st. 1)

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Jack was embarrassed--never hero more, And as he knew not what to say, he swore.

Swearing Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: The Island (canto III, st. 5)

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And if I laugh at any mortal thing, 'Tis that I may not weep.

Laughter Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Don Juan (canto IV, st. 4)

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Then farewell, Horace; whom I hated so, Not for thy faults, but mine.

Faults Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: Childe Harold (canto IV, st. 77)

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To sanction Vice, and hunt Decorum down.

Vice Quotes, by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) , Source: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (l. 621)

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